We are proud to announce that we have been awarded one of 12 competitive places on the 2022 TechX Clean Energy Accelerator.
The accelerator is a 15-week programme for start-ups working towards an affordable and attainable net zero energy industry. The process includes access to a multitude of business development support as well as a grant of up to £100,000 which will be utilised for supporting and sustaining company growth and for future IP protection.
Throughout the process, JET will be developing its business model and route to market for its 5G connected buoy network, applying the expertise of TechX’s strategic and professional services partners – bp, Equinor, ADNOC, and Accenture – and aiming to build long term partnerships.
Following successful deployment and demonstration of its first buoy in 2021 as part of the 5G RuralDorset project, JET is now expanding its focus from technology development to also include connectivity as a service. This will utilise a network of floating buoys to provide data and relay information from the sea to the user.
Robust and reliable connectivity at sea will transform safety and sustainability for many sectors; for example, enabling more efficient and less polluting commissioning of offshore wind farms and the ability to collect and transmit a variety of sea state information for monitoring aquaculture farms.
James Thomas, CEO at JET, said: “Having proven our flagship buoy successful last year, we are continuing to develop our capabilities to meet the demand of a range of sectors. The TechX Accelerator will enable us to focus further on our business offering, building our brand, and getting to know more people in the energy sector that we can work alongside to achieve our goal of Net Zero.
“We are very grateful to TechX for this opportunity and look forward to sharing this journey with the programme partners and peers.”